Welcome to Cadillac’s Social District!

Allowing for outdoor alcohol consumption within the designated social boundaries of our downtown.

Social District Hours: 10 a.m. and 12 a.m. Sunday through Saturday. Smoking is prohibited within the Social District.

This initiative was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the hopes that it will help boost restaurant sales by increasing foot traffic within our downtown and for our local merchants.

Patrons of participating restaurants and bars within this district may purchase, carry, and consume an open alcoholic beverage in an approved plastic container (up to 16 oz. in size) with official Cadillac Social District logo and logo of the business where the beverage was purchased. Only beer, wine, and mixed cocktails are permitted – no shots.

Outside alcohol is not permitted and alcohol purchased from one participating establishment cannot be taken into any other establishment which serves food and/or alcohol. Some retail merchants may allow visitors to bring their Social District cups into their store, others may not. Please be respectful of the wishes of each individual establishment.

We kindly remind you to drink responsibly, explore our local businesses and enjoy your time in Downtown Cadillac!

Patrons must purchase the alcoholic beverages from a qualified licensee in an approved container.

The following is prohibited within the Cadillac Social District:

  • Carrying and/or consumption within any public right of way where vehicles are permitted to travel, except within areas marked and/or signaled for pedestrian traffic.
  • Carrying and/or consumption within a parking lot, whether or not owned or operated by the City.
  • Carrying and/or consumption within the interior confines of any business located within the district, except within the licensed premises from which the approved container was purchased.
  • Open alcohol purchased from an unqualified establishment within the confines of the district.


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